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Meloni & Farrier (2006)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus R-169, 1985)

Location:

First Baptist Church
265 West 79th Street at Broadway
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10024 US
Organ ID: 57849

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 69 ranks. 3 manuals. 47 stops. 69 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 47
  • Registers: 69
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 17, 2016:

Originally built in 1985 by M.P. Möller for St. James' Church (Episcopal) on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. In 2005, the organ became available and it was purchased by First Baptist Church. Meloni & Farrier moved and rebuilt the organ, installing all but six Pedal stops due to space restrictions in its new location. The three-manual drawknob console, which originally also controlled a 34-register Antiphonal organ at St. James' Church, was not modified to reflect its current configuration.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Stoplist from the NYC AGO New York City Organ Project: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 07, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Pipework: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2016-02-04

Console: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2016-02-04

Pipe Facade: Photograph by Angelina. Taken on 2016-02-04

Pipework: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2016-02-04

Pipework: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2016-02-04

Blower: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2016-02-04

Console: Photograph by Sebastian Glück via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project. Taken on 2007-09-09

Chancel, choirloft and facade pipes: Photograph by Sebastian Glück via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project. Taken on 2007-09-09

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